J W Lovegrove and Family 1890

Many photographs of James William Lovegrove’s family have survived.  The picture to the right was taken in 1890. Here we see James William with his wife Elizabeth Foster.

The children (from left to right) are William Foster, Edwin Derek (baby), Dorothy Blanche, James Leslie, and Clifton George.

Lovegrove sons and daughters

The picture to the left was taken in the 1900s, probably in the garden of 76, Bolingbroke Grove, Wandsworth.  Left to right, back row; James Leslie, William Foster.  Seated: Edith Marjorie, Clifton George, Dorothy Blanche, Edwin Derek, Kathleen Mary. Seated on the rug; Carl Burroughs, Philip Lawrence.  All nine of J.W.Lovegrove’s children.

J W Lovegrove's children

Here we see seven of  James William Lovegrove’s nine children. William James, Clifton George, James Leslie, Edwin Derek, and three of his daughters; Dorothy Blanche, Edith Marjorie, and Kathleen Mary.

When William James Lovegrove was born on March 15, 1846, in Wantage, Berkshire, his father, David, was 23 and his mother, Mary, was 22. He married Emma Clifton on April 14, 1867, in Grove, Berkshire. They had five children during their marriage. He died on February 15, 1913, in Wantage, Berkshire, at the age of 66.

76 Bolingbroke Grove Wandsworth

76, Bolingbroke Grove, Wandsworth.  Family home of James Lovegrove and his nine children in the early part of the 20th Century and during the First World War.  The house is still there and has not changed much on the outside, but it is now divided into two flats.

Prices are astronomical compared to 100 years ago.  A two bedroom flat in this house sold for over £660,00 in 2013.  That’s the equivalent of about £6,100 in 1902.

This link shows you the street view today.